As the premier dentist in Concord, NC, Dr. Cliff Compton is the person locals count on to restore their smiles. Sometimes a crown may be needed to restore a tooth
- A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a “cap”.
- Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth and can be used for a number of reasons. They are used to strengthen a broken tooth or a tooth that has been weakened by tooth decay, a very large filling, or a tooth that has had root canal treatment.
- Crowns are a great option to protect your tooth for many years to come.
- Crowns are made of a variety of different materials.
- Porcelain crowns are made entirely out of porcelain and have come a long way over the years with strength and durability. They look very natural and many people choose these, because they are the most aesthetic looking crowns. In many of our cases, we are now able to fabricate your crown here in the office and cement it the same day.
- There are also yellow and white gold crowns that are fabricated in a laboratory outside our office.
- They also offer strength and durability. If you choose to do a gold crown, you will be fitted with a temporary crown to wear until your new crown is fabricated and delivered back to our office.
- This will take two appointments to complete.
At your appointment, you can discuss with our team which crown option would be best for you.
Once your crown is cemented in, it may feel slightly different at first. However, within a few days it should feel fine and you will not even notice it. Sometimes, your crown may need adjustment if your bite doesn’t feel comfortable, and if this is the case, you should let us know.